I've installed macvim on OSX 10.11.6 using
brew install macvim --with-override-system-vim. This worked fine. I now have some new aliases/symlinks (I'm not too familiar with the differences):
. #in usr/local/bin vim -> ../Cellar/macvim/8.0-119_1/bin/vim mvim -> ../Cellar/macvim/8.0-119_1/bin/mvim . #in usr/local/Cellar/macvim/8.0-119_1/bin/ vim -> mvim mvim #executable
vim opens vim in the terminal window (the updated version of vim, not OSX's).
mvim opens macvim with its own window.
If vim is an alias for mvim, how does the machine know to run plain old vim when I type
vim? Is it changing my command to
mvim -v behind the scenes? If so, is this
-v in the alias/symlink somewhere?
Any insight you all have be would be great.